Books

In this section, find listicles of Indian feminist books, book reviews and book excerpts by Feminism in India.

Book Review: 'The Creation Of Patriarchy' By Historian Gerda Lerner

Book Review: ‘The Creation Of Patriarchy’ By Historian Gerda Lerner

"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.
Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

Seeing Like a Feminist is not exclusively about the challenges faced by feminism in India; because this is a book on feminism, it belongs to the library of the global and intersectional movement of feminism that has no borders.
Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: 'Unprincess' and 'Girls to the Rescue'

Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: ‘Unprincess’ and ‘Girls to the Rescue’

What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.

Book Review: Ace Against Odds By Sania Mirza

Ace against odds is the autobiography penned down by Sania with the help of her father and mentor Imran Mirza and sports journalist Shivani Gupta.

Book Review Fence: A Story of ‘Us and Them’ and Our Pieces of Sky

'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
Book Review: Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi, A Metaphor For Exploitation

Book Review: Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi, A Metaphor For Exploitation

Breast Stories is a collection of three stories authored by Mahasweta Devi, a feminist writer and activist. She is a Bengali leftist intellectual, whose writing is devoted to the struggles of tribal communities.
Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.

Books Are For Readers, Not Genders

Books are meant to open up new ways of seeing, but gendered books shackle us into a world in which are forever constrained by stereotypes.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, A Visceral Experience

Picture a world where women are not allowed to read, vote, or have even a trace of individuality. Imagine the freedom gained by women, relatively recent in human history, lost in the blink of an eye.
Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora

Book Review: Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?

Published as a part of Zubaan’s series on ‘Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia’, the book takes the reader through the events of the night when the incident occurred and the aftermath of events that followed.

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Sexism Is In The Air: Female Flight Attendants Await Their Feminist Revolution

Using Female flight attendants to sexually titillate the passengers is result of a deeply sexist mindset which has resulted in the aviation industry having an unequal and unsafe work environment.
10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.
How Women Characters Are Transformed In Bollywood To Deserve 'Love'

How Women Characters Are Transformed In Bollywood To Deserve ‘Love’

In Bollywood stories, the reward of love is given to the ones who have undertaken the transformation into conventional female characters.
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